Marston’s won the top accolades of Champion Keg Ale for its Revisionist Rye Pale Ale and Champion Non and Low Alcohol Beer for its Manns Brown Ale.
Oakham Ales won the Champion Cask Conditioned Ale with Green Devil IPA.
The ceremony, which took place in London yesterday (29 April), saw trophies awarded to nine beers and one cider, with US brewer Deschutes scoring a ‘hat trick’ with three Championship titles. As well as the presentations to the 10 Championship winners, Bronze, Silver and Gold medals were given to more than 100 brewers and cider makers.
Chair of judges Bill Taylor said: “Close to 1,000 beers and ciders were judged at Burton-upon-Trent earlier this year, so to be chosen as one of just 10 Championship winners is a tremendous accolade and the brewers and cider maker who are lifting trophies today should be very proud of their achievement.
“The cider category introduced in 2013 and expanded in 2015, attracted almost double the number of entries this year. The International Cider Awards are firmly established as a credible competition and we look forward to building on them still further for 2017.”
The International Brewing and Cider Awards 2017 will be held in Burton-upon-Trent in February 2017.
The International Brewing Awards Champions 2015
Champion Smallpack Lager
Riegele Feines Urhell, Brauhaus Riegele, Augsburg, Germany
Champion Smallpack Ale
Armory XPA, Deschutes Brewery Inc., Oregon, USA
Champion Keg Lager
Clonmel 1650 Irish Lager, C&C Ireland, Clonmel, Ireland
Champion Keg Ale
Revisionist Rye Pale Ale, Marston’s PLC, Wolverhampton, UK
Champion Non and Low Alcohol Beer
Manns Brown Ale, Marston’s PLC, Burton, UK
Champion Dark Beer
Black Butte Porter, Deschutes Brewery Inc., Oregon, USA
Champion Strong Beer
Brugse Zot Dubbel, Brouwerij De Halve Maan, Bruges, Belgium
Champion Speciality Beer
Red Chair NWPA, Deschutes Brewery Inc., Oregon, USA
Champion Cask Conditioned Ale
Green Devil IPA, Oakham Ales, Peterborough, UK
Traditional Dry Cider, MacIvors Cider Co., County Armagh, Northern Ireland